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TSB Motorsport Valley Launchpad


Motorsport Valley Launchpad - Up to £120k funding for YOUR R&D project

This competition has now CLOSED
Please visit the MIA website again for more funding opportunities

All Motorsport / High Performance Engineering companies located anywhere in the UK undertaking research or development work with a focus on energy efficiency, should apply for funding through this new 'Launchpad' competition. Successful organisations will receive up to £120,000 funding per project, which is not conditional on having existing finance in place.

Up to 60% funding is available for eligible projects costing £50k - £200k. Projects should support development and commercialisation of innovative R&D work in-line with the MIA's Motorsport Technology Roadmap, and have clear potential for application in adjacent sectors (i.e. Automotive, Defence, Marine). With up to £1 million funding available, multiple project applications per company are accepted.

Examples of possible technology areas are:

  • More efficient internal combustion engines
  • Energy storage and energy management
  • Lightweight structures
  • Electric powertrains and power electronics

IMPORTANT: All that is required to is a simple 2-minute video proposal, addressing five key points:

  • The challenge or opportunity being tackled and why it is important
  • The approach that will be taken and how it is innovative
  • Your relationship to the Motorsport Valley cluster
  • How your solution will be commercialised and what impact it could have if successful
  • Why Technology Strategy Board investment is needed

What next?

  •  Please click here for a shorthand Q&A on the Motorsport Valley Launchpad
  • To download the full Motorsport Valley Launchpad briefing document, please click here
  • Those interested in engaging potential partners should join the Motorsport Valley Launchpad _connect group here
  • To apply, please click here (please note: this funding competition has now closed)

For more information please contact Carrim Bundhun on +44 (0)2476 692 600
or email